A Natural History of Wine by Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle

By Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle

A great bottle of wine will be the spark that evokes a brainstorming consultation. Such was once the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who usually collaborate on e-book and museum exhibition tasks. whilst the dialog became to wine one night, it virtually necessarily led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the opposite a molecular biologist—to start exploring the numerous intersections among technological know-how and wine. This ebook provides their interesting, freewheeling solutions to the query “What can technological know-how let us know approximately wine?” And vice versa.
 
Conversational and obtainable to every body, this colorfully illustrated ebook embraces virtually each that you can imagine zone of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an realizing of what creates this advanced beverage) to body structure and neurobiology (for perception into the results of wine at the brain and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, they usually extend the dialogue to incorporate insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, or even classical background. The ensuing quantity is indispensible for an individual who needs to understand wine to its fullest.

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